2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
There are 40 user reviews for the Grand Touring 5-Door trim shown below
- Power, Bose system, Auto wipers, Fuel economy and Style
- Fwd and police
I had previously purchased a 2006 Mazda3 knowing that eventually the Mazdaspeed3 would eventually come out. Well as soon as it came out I told told a friend of mine who had done more research on the car than myself. He warned me that if I went to test drive the car that I would want one. Boy was he right, the minute i stepped on the gas I was hooked. I would have bought that car right then and there but the one I test drove was not the GT model. I researched 4 nearby states for the GT model in the Cosmic Blue and found only 1 and that happened to be here in Houston. I went the next day and traded my 2006 for the 2007 Speed3. This car is one of the most fun cars I have ever driven with lots of power. I pass people when I want and need to. I have gotten the car to 110mph thus far and it handles well. Sometimes you do have to be careful with the fwd because it does get out from under you at times. When Mazda comes out with a awd it will be the perfect car. This is the first car that I had to actually pay sticker price for but it is still worth it. Better get one while you can....read morehide
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- FAST!!!! Very well equipped. Lots of Fun.
- Little thirsty, but expected with the awesome power. No option for all seasons UHP Tires.
The King of Sport Compacts. For the price you can't find a better choice with this practicality, speeed and reliability.
8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- 263 hp on 4 cylinders, bose sound system, 18" wheels, 263 hp.
- No Moonroof, Rides a little uncomfortable, Steerin's a little tight, No Whitewater Pearl.
I did have an '06 mazda3 that I traded-in for '07 speed3. I like the power it has as a stock but I think this speed3 will not stay on 263 horses when i'm done w/ it. Good pick-up on stop and go as well as on the open lanes. Good brakes...massive calipers for a small car. The car is very tight. I guess it is still in the breakin' in period (it has 543 miles). I'm a 37 year old husband and a father of one and we use this car as a main transportation. I'm not sure how will it handles the snow, ice, or sleet...hopefully, it will be OK since it's a FWD car. It is nice to know that you are driving a capable car. My wife ask me this question before we went to the mazda dealership..."Why do you want a faster car?...and I told her..." It's always better to have it and then needing it than needing it and not having it". We left the dealership driving the speed3....read morehide
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- Appearance, Performance and Safety to drive with my 3 kids
- Auto Heating system hard to adjust
The wife and I (39 years old) were looking for a practical car due to the elevated gas prices. We drove a G6 Convertible (not practical but we had too), SCION Tc, and almost a Pontiac G5. We found the Speed3 website and were impressed with not only the performance but also the safety of side curtain airbags.
Then we went to look at a Cosmos Blue model on a rainy day and it was parked outside (this was the only Cosmos one in the area after a search on the Mazda website). Wow!!!! It was awesome. My wife drove it without me the next day and had to have it. I knew it was something special. However, I was slightly disappointed since it will defeat my 2004 GTO in the 1/4 mile.
The car drove very rough on less than perfect roads, but I discounted that to the sport tuned suspension. We drove the car for a few days. I then checked the tire air pressure. I was shocked to find that the car was delivered with 48psig in tires that are specified to be 32 psig front and 34 psig rear. WHAT A HUGE HUGE difference. Now our only complaint was rectified. We have NO COMPLAINTS.
The brakes are more than adequate and quite touchy to stop the car immediately. The radio with the iPod Aux In jack is great and the 222 watt Bose system does the job. The rear seat is roomy enough for (3) children.
If you can get one of the 5000 limited edition Speed3's, don't hesitate. GO FOR IT....read morehide
9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Acceleration. Hatchback. Practical. Decent sound system. Good appearance.
- Front wheel drive only.
Only 750 miles on it but have enjoyed everyone of them. Traded in my G35 sedan. Always wanted a "pocket-rocket" and now have one. Ride is OK. Nothing compared to the G35, but good enough given I like to rough-house my cars. Quality is decent. Still getting through the break-in stage, can't wait until I can open it up and really try it out. Looks good, rides good, moves out very well. Overall, I like the car. My son will be happy to know that the new G couple comes out 2007 and he'll have a nice little ride to play with!...read morehide
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- ride is more than good
that mazda made revolucion vith model sport 3 and that bmw seria 3 is much more poor but more expensive
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- Excellent buy. More bang for your bucks. Absolutely fun to own and drive.
- Gotta get use to finding the sweet spot and understanding the powerband for maximum joy.
I used to own an Integra Type R and had a blast driving it as my daily driver. Driving thru traffic and stop light to stop light is a breeze. After awhile though you wanted more and you always have to rev the high strung engine all the way to 6500-8000 RPM to get the adrenaline flowing but with the Speed 3 you dont have to try hard. It is so fun to drive. It defines the "FUN" in driving a well made mini muscle car. Gun the accelerator and you feel the power pull the car to get you to point B in a hurry. Not only it looks sweet but the safety features and the performance set up out of the box is well put together. Great Job Mazda. Now the challenge is to get more HP and bring up the ante to over 300HP at the wheels. The potential for the wild child is there to even elevate to the next level. Drive Safely Yo......read morehide
11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- standard options, power, massive torque,auto lights/wipers,useable space
- little firm over harsh bumps, but tight. Shifter take some getting used to. torque steer .
Great power and handling for a car in this price range.Factory tires are a bit narrow but get the job done.215/45/18. Geat power to 5500 rpm then noticable loss. 24 mpg so far with moderate driving. Lots of useable space with 8 cupholders. Will spin 4th on onramps pretty easy. Great everyday driver that will smoke most other cars on the road....read morehide
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- High tech rocket
- At this price point, none.
All my Mazdas have been 6 sedans but I really considered the Speed3. I think the Speed3 might have an edge on the Speed6 in the fun to drive category but not by much. After careful consideration I chose to buy a Speed6 for the size, interior, and rear seating. Hopefully I won't regret this when all the Speed3's finally make it to our shores in the U.S. I previously had a 6 hatch so I miss the utility of that. I think a Speed3 will make a great grocery getting fun to drive family car or maybe second car. I guess one real world con may be that people not used to this much power should ease into driving and get used to it before mashing the pedal out of a 20 mph curve or busy intersection like they did with their old corolla....read morehide
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- Great power, inexpensive, minimal torque steer, LSD, relatively light weight, great handling, 280@3K
- FWD, makes the Speed6 seem fat and lazy, good looks but still too ricerish.
Compared to the GTI it has tons more power and still handles great. Tons more torque than Civic Si, More fun and cheaper than standard WRX, Compared to caliber SRT-4 it is not BUTT ugly and probably will give it a run in the quarter mile because 250 hp/280 trq with FWD lsd is pretty close to Caliber's 300 hp/260 trq lsd... considering the weights. Given the looks, even if the Speed3 is a bit slower I would opt for its looks over the Caliber.
For the money you can't come close unless you get one of the Speed6's on clearance... (22k for a MSP Sport is a good deal). I like the speed6's more refined looks and rear seat room but the Speed3 is a killer.
Look for 2006 Speed6's to go way down in price for the next two months and 2007's to sell as slow as the 2006's due in part to the impending smashing success of the Speed3 and other releases like the redesigned G35 and WRX STi Limited. The legacy is still a sleeper favorite, but way too plain looking even for a sleeper....read morehide
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